Sunday, August 22, 2010

I actually finished a whole book on vacation

That might not be amazing to some of you, but for me it's a great accomplishment.

We biked and hiked, sat by the lake, shopped, toured, went to an amusement park, ate some very good ice cream, plus a few other things. So as you can see I didn't have a lot of down time to read. I fit in little bits of time when the kids were busy biking with their dad, or playing at the park.

The book started off slow, but by the second to last day of our vacation I was enthralled and couldn't put it down. I was okay to wait for the boys while they hit a few balls at the driving range, or biked on the BMX course. My kids would tease me when I didn't hear their questions. "Mom's in book mode."

Finally it came to a head when I was reading my book when I suppose to be telling my husband where to turn. He announces to the kids, "A monster has taken over your mother and I will call him Booklore."

So I put the book away and finished it the next morning while everyone slept.

It's good to be back even though that means going back to work. I'm looking forward to getting back to some much neglected writing, plus catching up on your blogs. Let me know if anything exciting happened while I was gone.

15 comments:

Jessie Oliveros said...

So are you going to tell us what the book was or not, Booklore.

Patti said...

It was "One Day" by David Nichols.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I find it hard to read on vacation too--unless I'm in the bahamas sitting on a beach. LOL!

Laura Pauling said...

Sounds like a great vacation! I rarely get to read on vacation because I try and focus on my kids! That's good you got a little reading in! glad you found a good book too!

Patti said...

Jennifer: If you throw in no kids or husband I could read a book a day sitting on a beach in the bahamas.

Laura: I tried to do it when they were preoccupied, but eventually I got too into the story.

T. Anne said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation! Books can wait, right?

Terri Tiffany said...

It is so good to see you back around blog world:))

Patti said...

T.Anne: vacation was awesome and it was good to get away.

Terri: Good to be back.

Kasie West said...

I was going to ask what the book was too, but Jessie did it for me. :) I love it when a book takes over my brain. My family, like yours, doesn't love it so much, but come on, you were on vacation. :) Welcome back.

Melissa said...

I know what you mean. I took a book on vacation this year and the only time I could read was at night. But usually I was too tired to get past a few pages:)

Patti said...

Kasie: That's exactly what I told them.

Melissa: I finished it the last day when my boys went biking and my daughter was still asleep.

Janna Qualman said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation! Welcome home, Patti. :)

I've not heard of that book. Will have to check it out.

Patti Lacy said...

I've missed you, Patti.
Glad you are back.

Why would I be surprised you finished a book?
YOu are writing one, aren't you???
LOL.
P

Jen said...

Way to go on finishing a book! I get distracted on vacations a lot of times, but I do love those certain vacations where you are able to finish an entire book :)

Heidi Willis said...

Welcome back. Sounds like bliss! :)